Lake District

Fells and lake in winter at Crummock, Lake District

Home of Beatrix Potter, dramatic landscapes and fascinating history.

Snowy walking boots

Winter walks in the Lake District

Fancy taking to the fells, paths or lakeshores in the heart of the Lake District? Pull on your boots and step outdoors – here are a selection of our favourite walks.

Nordic walking with Nic's Nordic Walks at Fell Foot

Get out and active in the Lake District 

Fancy getting out and active? The Lakes is the place to be. It's an adventure playground all year round with walks, hikes, bike trails and run routes.

Winter in the Lake District, Cumbria

Make plans for 2017 in the Lake District  

A new year brings new ideas and adventures, and whether you're looking to start a new habit, learn something new, get outdoors or simply do something different with your weekends, we’ve plenty on offer in the Lake District. Make 2017 that little bit more special…

South Lakes volunteers Neil and Lesley get stuck in to some dry-stone walling, Cumbria

Volunteering opportunities in the Lake District 

Without the support of our volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to care for over 20% of the Lake District National Park and a whole load of fabulous houses and gardens. Whether it’s to make new friends, work in the place that you love or just know that you’re helping a great cause, we’ve plenty of opportunities – indoors and out.

Rose Castle holiday cottage at Tarn Hows, Lake District

Winter escapes to the Lakes 

Find out what's new at our holiday accommodation in the Lakes

Visual for the 2017 Wray Castle Book Festival showing popular children's characters at Wray Castle

The Children's Book Festival is back

Welcome to the Wray Castle Children’s Book Festival, 4-5 March 2017

High Lickbarrow Farmhouse in Windermere

A brand new National Trust experience in the Lakes 

A visit to High Lickbarrow Farm will be like no National Trust place you have ever experienced before. With the place exclusively yours, we invite you to make yourselves at home and become immersed in the Bottomley family’s Lakeland way of life.

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